What are the longest and shortest games in NFL history?

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The stage for Super Bowl LVI is set with the Cincinnati Bengals set to take on the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13. The game will be broadcast live on NBC and Peacock with coverage beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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With the competition fierce during the postseason, some games take longer than the regular 60 minutes. The longest game of all time happened back in 1971 on Christmas Day when the Dolphins defeated the Chiefs, 27-24, in sudden-death overtime in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. Garo Yepremian kicked a 37-yard field goal for the Dolphins after 22 minutes and 40 seconds of overtime play. In total, the matchup lasted 82 minutes and 40 seconds, making it the longest in game in NFL history.

The 1962 AFL Championship between the Dallas Texans and Houston Oilers is the second-longest game in NFL history at 77 minutes and 54 seconds. The Texans jumped out to a 17-point lead in the game but the Oilers came all the way back to force overtime. The Texans held on for a 20-17 victory to advance.

The third-longest NFL game of all-time happened in 1987 and featured the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. The Jets took a 20-10 lead into the fourth quarter of the game, but the Browns came back in the final five minutes of regulation to force the game into overtime. Cleveland would hold on to win the 77-minute and 2-second contest by a score of 23-20.

The fourth-longest game on the list is also the most recent. In 2013, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Denver Broncos, 38-35, in the NFL playoffs. This game is also known as the “Mile High Miracle,” which got its name after Jacoby Jones received a 70-yard touchdown pass from QB Joe Flacco that tied the game with just 31 seconds remaining in regulation. Both teams remained even throughout the game as the score was tied 14 at the end of the first quarter, 21-21 at halftime, 28-28 through the third and 35-35 at the end of the fourth. One minute and 42 seconds into the second overtime, then-rookie kicker Justin Tucker converted a 47-yard field to secure the victory for the Ravens in a game that lasted 76 minutes and 42 seconds.

The 1977 AFC playoff game between the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Colts rounds out the list of the top five longest games in NFL history at 75 minutes and 43 seconds. This game is famous for the “Ghost to the Post” play in which wide receiver Dave Casper, who has been nicknamed “The Ghost” after Casper the Friendly Ghost, caught a 42-yard pass from QB Ken Stabler which set up a game-tying field goal at the end of regulation. The Raiders would go on to win, 37-31.

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What are the longest NFL playoff games?

1971 Miami 27, KANSAS CITY 24: 82:40

1962 Dal. Texans 20, HOU. OILERS 17: 77:54

1987 CLE. BROWNS 23, N.Y. Jets 20: 77:02

2013 Bal. Ravens 38, DENVER 35: 76:42

1977 Oakland 37, BAL. COLTS 31: 75:43

2004 Carolina 29, ST.L. RAMS 23: 75:10

2005 N.Y. Jets 20, S.D. CHARGERS 17: 74:55

1982 S.D. Chargers 41, MIAMI 38: 73:52

1965 GREEN BAY 13, Bal. Colts 10: 73:39

1999 Atlanta 30, MINNESOTA 27: 71:52

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While the longest games in NFL history also happen to be playoff games, the shortest games in NFL history have all taken place during the regular season.

The shortest NFL game of all-time took place in 1996 between the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts and it lasted just two hours and 29 minutes. The Chargers defeated the Colts, 26-19, in what is also the highest-scoring of the shortest NFL games.

A game between the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Football Team in 2019 is the most recent of the shortest games in NFL history. Due to poor weather conditions at FedExField, both teams opted to run the ball a combined 65 times. This led to a game that totaled just two hours and 36 minutes in which the 49ers won, 9-0. It was the shortest NFL game since the New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 35-7, in Week 16 of the 2009 season.

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What are the shortest NFL games?

1996, San Diego Chargers 26, at Indianapolis Colts 19: 2:29

2008, Tennessee Titans 0, at Indianapolis Colts 23: 2:33

2007, Atlanta Falcons 3, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37: 2:34

2005: Tennessee Titans 7, at Pittsburgh Steelers 34: 2:35

2007: Miami Dolphins 0, at Pittsburgh Steelers 3: 2:35

2009: Jacksonville Jaguars 7, at New England Patriots 35: 2:36

2019: San Francisco 49ers 9, at Washington Football Team 0: 2:36

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Lamar Jackson continues to exceed expectations while betting on himself this season

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson took the ultimate chance and is betting on himself this NFL season. After failing to reach an agreement with the Ravens on a long-term extension, the Pompano Beach, Florida native, who went 32nd overall in the 2018 draft, is currently playing on the $23 million 5th-year option of his rookie contract.

Jackson reportedly turned down a 5-year offer worth roughly $250 million, with $133 million guaranteed — something many were not surprised by because Deshaun Jackson’s contract, signed this summer, changed the goalposts for QB contracts, especially for a dual-threat player like Lamar Jackson who runs the ball as well as he throws the ball. This week, Jackson will face a major early season test as the 2-2 Ravens host Joe Burrow and the 2-2 Bengals on Sunday Night Football.

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Lamar Jackson’s rushing ability

The 2019 NFL MVP already has 13 total touchdowns this season, including 11 pass touchdowns, and currently leads the Ravens with 316 rush yards — the most of any quarterback in the NFL this season. He also ranks in the league’s top 10 in rushing yards, for all players (ranked 9th entering Week 5). Additionally, Jackson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in September for the second time in his career.

Powered in part by Jackson, the Ravens offense ranked first in rush yards per game in 2019 (206) and 2020 (191.9) and was third in 2021 (145.8). In 2022, the team ranks 8th entering Week 5 (142).

What will happen with Lamar Jackson’s contract at the end of the season?

Lamar Jackson is currently set to become a free agent after the season, however, he could be franchised tagged by the Ravens.

Does Lamar Jackson have an agent?

Lamar Jackson has represented himself during negotiations while leaning on the help of his mother, Felicia Jones, and the NFLPA (which reportedly advised him that he was justified to demand a fully guaranteed deal).

What other notable contracts were recently signed by NFL quarterbacks?

  • Russell Wilson: 5 years, $245 million ($124M fully guaranteed) – August 2022
  • Kyler Murray: 5 years, $230.5 million ($103.3M fully guaranteed) – July 2022
  • Deshaun Watson: 5 years, $230 million (fully guaranteed) – March 2022
  • Josh Allen: 6 years, $258 million ($100M fully guaranteed) – August 2021
  • Patrick Mahomes: 10 years, $450 million ($63.1M fully guaranteed) – July 2020

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals head to M&T Bank Stadium to take on Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens this week on Sunday Night Football. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on NBC and Peacock. Kickoff time is at 8:20 p.m. See below for additional information on how to watch Sunday night’s Bengals vs Ravens matchup.

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How to watch the Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens:

  • Where: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
  • When: Sunday, October 9
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

What time is kickoff for the Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens game?

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

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How to watch the NFL on Peacock: Full Sunday Night Football Schedule, live stream info for the 2022 season

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The 2022 NFL Season is in full gear. This week it’s Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals vs Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. with Football Night in America. Kickoff time is at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

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Every Sunday Night Football game this season will be available on both NBC and Peacock. See below for the full 2022 Sunday Night Football schedule as well as additional information on how to watch every game on Peacock.

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2022 Sunday Night Football Schedule:

*Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Week 1) – Josh Allen’s four touchdowns power Bills to 31-10 victory over Rams

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Week 1) – Bucs take care of business against Cowboys, who lose Dak Prescott late

Sunday, Sept. 18 (Week 2) – Packers roll over Bears 27-10 as Aaron Jones, Preston Smith star

Sunday, Sept. 25 (Week 3) – Broncos do just enough to pull off 11-10 win over 49ers

Sunday, Oct. 2 (Week 4) – Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs dominate Bucs 41-31

Sunday, Oct. 9 (Week 5) – Bengals at Ravens

Sunday, Oct. 16 (Week 6) – Cowboys at Eagles

Sunday, Oct. 23 (Week 7) – Steelers at Dolphins

Sunday, Oct. 30 (Week 8) – Packers at Bills

Sunday, Nov. 6 (Week 9) – Titans at Chiefs

Sunday, Nov. 13 (Week 10) – Chargers at 49ers

Sunday, Nov. 20 (Week 11) – Bengals at Steelers

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Week 12) – Patriots at Vikings

Sunday, Nov. 27 (Week 12) – Packers at Eagles

Sunday, Dec. 4 (Week 13) – Colts at Cowboys

Sunday, Dec. 11 (Week 14) – Chiefs at Broncos

Sunday, Dec. 18 (Week 15) – Patriots at Raiders

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Week 16) – Buccaneers at Cardinals

Sunday, Jan. 1 (Week 17) – Rams at Chargers

Sunday, Jan. 8 (Week 18) – Matchup TBD

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

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Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

What devices are compatible with Peacock?

Peacock is available on a variety of devices. See the full list here.

In addition to Sunday Night Football, what else can I watch with Peacock Premium?

Premium is your key to unlocking everything Peacock has to offer. You’ll get access to all the live sports and events we have, including Premier League and WWE Premium Live Events like WrestleMania. You’ll also get full seasons of exclusive Peacock Original series, next-day airings of current NBC and Telemundo hits, plus every movie and show available on Peacock. There is always something new to discover on Peacock Premium.

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